Does Sterling Silver Tarnish?
We all know pure silver does not tarnish, but because pure silver is too soft to be used at a 100% in jewelry crafting, craftsmen will usually add a small quantity of copper to aid the silver strength. Because of the additional metal, even the best sterling silver will always tarnish. However, tarnishing does not mean low purity.
Why Does Sterling Silver Tarnish?
Silver tarnish is a sort of corrosion. Unlike rust, it does not destroy the underlying metal and can be extracted relatively easily. Sterling Silver tarnishes faster in areas with high humidity and air pollution. Any contact made with materials like makeup, perfume, deodorant, body lotion, bleach, water and some, can speed up the tarnishing process.
How Can You Prevent it?
There is no logical way to preserve your silver jewelry from tarnishing because silver reacts to many elements found in everyday life. This is a spontaneous process that cannot be prevented or reversed, but it can be reduced to a moderate level.
How To Minimize Tarnishing?
To slow down the diminishing process of sterling silver, cleaning your silver jewelry using our Quan Jewelry Silver Polishing Cloth after wearing it is important and necessary. Oil radiated from your skin can accumulate on the surface of silver and in time, predispose it to oxidization. If the fabric does not remove all the tarnish, wash the jewelry in warm water.